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Randhawa second in PGTI Order of Merit
Apr 9, 2007 - 3:15:15 PM

New Delhi, April 9 - A day after winning the inaugural AIS Golf Open title, ace golfer Jyoti Randhawa moved to the second spot in the Professional Golf Tour of India's - Order of Merit for the 2006-07 season.

Randhawa bagged the winner's purse of Rs. 9,72,000 with the victory at the Delhi Golf Club Sunday and took his total earnings to Rs. 2,106,000.

'I am looking forward to playing some more golf on the PGTI Tour before I head out to play the European Tour. It is good to see Indian professionals card record earnings and I am sure the fight for the title will heat up before the season ends,' Randhawa said.

Ashok Kumar who finished second to win a cheque of Rs. 6,72,000 is still in lead in the Order of Merit list, according to a press release by the PGTI. Kumar has a total earning of Rs. 2,718,000.

'I am working hard on my game and hope to continue playing the way I have been playing for the last few months. With a few more big prize money events still left to play I will need to be on top of my game to ensure that I win the Order of merit crown,' said Kumar.

Kolkata boy S.S.P. Chowrasia is currently placed third, having earned Rs. 1,943,000, while Harmeet Kahlon is fourth with earnings of Rs. 1,321,800.

Digvijay Singh, who has earned Rs. 11,35,420 complete the top five rankings on the PGTI Order of Merit.

'I am putting in a lot of hard work as we still have important tournaments to play. I have been starting each week well and would like to be able to play more consistently,' said Chowrasia.

PGTI Order of Merit:

1.Ashok Kumar Rs.27, 18,000

2.Jyoti Randhawa Rs.21, 06,000

3.S.S.P Chowrasia Rs.19, 43,000

4.Harmeet Kahlon Rs.13, 21,800

5.Digvijay Singh Rs.11, 35,420

6.Lam Chih Bing Rs.9, 84,400

7.C. Muniyappa Rs.8, 36,900

8.Vivek Bhandari Rs.8, 13,600

9.Rahul Ganapathy Rs.6, 01,500

10.Arjun Singh Rs.5, 53,670

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